Signs of togetherness To the Editor
Guyana Chronicle
February 27, 2002

IT IS quite obvious that Guyanese are willing to live, work and play together when we witnessed the Mash Float Parade on Saturday. Supporters of the PNC/Reform largely ignored the call of their party to take part in the separate Mash march.

It was much more fun for them to mix and mingle with their fellow Guyanese citizens in the celebration of their country’s Republic anniversary.

All races, cultures participated in this celebration which has been getting bigger and better every year. These are signs of togetherness of patriotism and the living of our Motto - One People, One Nation, One Destiny.

Mashramani is no longer a Georgetown thing, people and floats represented all the regions in the Float Parade and indeed each region had its own celebrations and this is the way it should be.

The people showed their maturity in refusing to respond to the divisive call by the PNC/R for a separate march which they should desist from encouraging in the future and on any other similar national event.

After all, we are all Guyanese and proud of it and by uniting together we can remove all feelings of distrust and enmity and build up our friendly interaction such as we did on Mashramani Day.

Congratulations to all who helped organise, support and participated especially Minister Teixeira, her Ministry, staff, all the various committees and workers who worked tirelessly, dedicatedly and joyfully, in living up to our Mashramani theme “Colourful and true in 2002.”

John DaSilva